For Caza, the opportunity is also huge one – though it is onshore and in a different hemisphere.
It has access to US$50mln, giving it a clear mandate and the financial clout to fully exploit New Mexico’s emerging Bone Springs play. And as chief executive Mike Ford revealed, it is a major opportunity.
In Petroceltic and WesterZagros, we had two explorers with acreage in Kurdistan, one of the last remaining great oil frontiers.
While former prepares to test its acreage in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq, the latter is a developing a world-class asset.
The view from the floor of the Danziger Suite was a positive.
One of our regular attendees, an oil industry commentator, told Proactive: “The roster of the guests surpasses what I have seen elsewhere.
“I have been coming to these events now since the first started more than six months ago and this is by far the biggest event of its kind beyond those organised by the big merchant banks.”